I can't remember exactly how it was worded (I was spinning...there was limited oxygen), but I do remember the little cartoon character and his thoughts...
perseverance is when I work hard and don't quit until the task is finished.
perseverence is when I keep going and don't give up.
since then I've found a few more.
...continued steady belief or efforts, withstanding discouragement or difficulty; persistence
...the courage to ignore the "obvious wisdom" of turning back
... implies the resolute and unyielding holding on in following a course of action
...a dogged and determined holding on
...the hard work you do after you get tired of doing the hard work you already did
(love this cartoon)
I think this is what I needed to hear/read today. and just in case you did, too, there ya go.
anddd...this is not a health tip, but a humorous health class discussion:
professor: I think we should tax people for every pound overweight they are.
*students eyes wide*
student 1: what if they have a problem with their pituitary gland or something??
professor: do you know how many people actually have a problem like that? like...1 percent! want proof? look at the concentration camps. did you see any overweight people in there??
student 2 (under her breath): is she suggesting we send obese people to concentration camp?